Planning and Environmental Protection: A Review of Law and Policy

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Chris Miller
Hart Publishing, 2001 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
This collection of essays examines the roles which land use planning can play in the protection of the environment. The subjects covered range from traditional concerns like pollution, nuisance and contaminated land to biodiversity and the pursuit of sustainable development, which forms the defining element of current environmental policy across the European Community and in most other developed economies. Environmental assessment is discussed, along with the succession of public law actions (Twyford Down included) by environmental activists which were necessary to convince the English courts of the full implications (and the "direct effect") of the EC Directive 85/337. The later chapters become progressively more concerned with the planning system as the forum of negotiation and more participatory approaches (as distinct from fiscal instruments and command and control regulation) to encouraging sustainability. The contributors represent a variety of academic disciplines (law, geography, planning, environmental management) offering complementary insights into the planner's role in allocating land uses so as to minimize waste generation and energy consumption as well as maximizing local amenity.
 

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Contents

1 The Environmental Roles of Town and Country Planning
1
2 Town and Country Planning and Water Quality Planning
19
3 Planning and Air Pollution
47
4 Risk Land Use Planning and Major Accident Hazards
69
Law in the Service of Biodiversity?
91
6 Derelict and Despoiled Land Problems and Potential
117
7 Environmental Assessment
147
8 Planning for Sustainable Waste Management
173
The Development Process and the Reshaping of Water Energy and Transport Demands
197
A New Agenda for Regional Development
215
11 Postscript
231
Bibliography
237
Index
255
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Chris Miller is a Senior Lecturer in Environmenal Management at the University of Salford.

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